Top 5 reasons to NOT buy a turntable: 5. Don’t really enjoy music. 4. Mostly listen while driving. 3. Congenitally spastic. 2. Must stream endlessly. And the #1 reason to NOT buy a turntable: You live on a boat.
Zero-g VTF solved with a spring. Isolation? Floats in air! I do think a ported enclosure will cause the speakers to spin around, but that is easily solved with sealed cabinets and anyway that's a speaker problem not turntable. Zero-g would be pretty cool. No cable elevators, no isolators, everything just floats. Put a record on, float on over and tether into the sweet spot....
The one good Guttenberg video https://youtu.be/7RxRTFx6Cd0?t=355 But even here notice how he keeps interrupting the guy, who is way more knowledgeable, experienced and interesting. I tried to find the Paul Beckett interview, where Guttenberg wants to talk about his hair (he should talk) and pretty much everything but the turntable, which uses a lot of really interesting technology, but we have to listen to Steve crack jokes about Onkk, onkk. Brother.
1. You already have 7 turntables. 2. You gave away all your vinyl LP’s in 1988 when CD’s became popular and absolutely refuse to buy all your favorite records all over again. 3. Your cat claws at the tonearm of your turntable when you’re spinning LP’s. 4. You’ve been convinced that turntables are “the devil’s work” ever since you played all your Led Zeppelin records backwards when you were tripping on acid. 5. You’re secretly concerned that your hearing is shot and you won’t be able to tell the difference between analog and digital after spending a ton of money on a high-end turntable.
1- listening to 10 or so tracts when ya only like 3 2- getting up every 10 min. To find another 3 ya like 3- payment plan needed to buy any 3 ya like 4- payment plan needed to buy old Technology 5- snap crackle and pop is a breakfast cereal
Actually, he isn't wrong on any count. Especially when he says he thinks records sound better.
I've actually advised younger people who've heard my system the same. I mean, does it really make sense to spend 10k+ on the vinyl part of your system if you only have a handful of records? Especially when well produced high resolution digital can sound excellent, until you compare it to an upper tier analog system.
It's likely the setup for the next video, "Top SIX Reasons to Buy A Turntable".
Everyone here should thank Steve. He is one of the few actually doing a decent job of getting newbies interested in the hobby, helping to keep recording and equipment manufacturers breathing. You'll be selling your current gear to those viewers some day.
Before you mock Steve's shirts, please note that they made by his wife with point-to-point threading.
Actually, the reason not to get into vinyl in that it is an antiquated, obsolete, problem ridden medium fondly remembered by old men like the Edsel Ford. It is a waste of money and space better spent on buying music and hard drives.
Actually, I would add to the list that if someone is the type of person that would constantly be worried about alignment, VTF, VTA, antiskate and record cleaning, they are much better off with digital. I’ve seen more than one person who cannot enjoy vinyl because they are too stressed out about setup. @mijostyn5, I agree with you in part, but the fact is a lot of young people are buying vinyl now because they think it’s cool. Aside from that, I have never read a post anywhere from a person owning top-shelf analog and digital setups say the digital sounds better. I understand how some people are so annoyed by some random pops that they can’t enjoy the medium, but with proper record care, it’s really not that much.